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Ento 2010 Study Guide Exam 2

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Ento 2010 Study Guide Exam 2 ENTO 2010

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Study Guide for Exam 2. Includes all lecture notes, highlighted questions he said might be on the test, and flashcards.
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 Ento 2010 Study Guide: Exam 2  Order: Odonata o Odous=tooth o Common name: dragonflies, damselflies o Species: 5,000  Dragonflies & Damselflies o Incomplete metamorphosis o Biting mouthparts o 2 pairs of wings o VERY large eyes o VERY small antennae o Long abdomen o Nymphs are aquatic o Nymphs and adults are predators o Considered beneficial o Front and back wings beat independently  Damselfly vs. dragonfly o Damselflies:  are smaller than dragonflies  hold wings straight back at rest  dragonflies hold wings out to side  lay eggs in plant stems under water  dragonflies lay eggs on water surface  Note: o Adults regulate their temperature o Nymphs are predators o “nymph” stage lasts for 1-3 years o nymph to adult stage is dangerous o must first pump hemolymph into its wings  Damselflies & Dragonflies: o Hunt prey by sight o Use leg hairs to catch prey o Excellent fliers o Muscles are attached to wings (like birds and bats)  Insect behavior : reaction of insects to specific conditions  Note: o Males are territorial o Mate in “wheel position” o Male first removes rival sperm from female o Male and female are in “tandem” during egg laying  This keeps other males from mating with female  Order: Blattodea o Blatta=cockroach o Common name: cockroaches o Species: 3,500  Cockroaches o Incomplete metamorphosis o Chewing mouthparts o 2 pairs of wings o natural omnivores o flattened bodies o eggs laid in case=ootheca o domestic pests  omnivore : eats both plants and animal material  cockroaches can be a nuisance in the kitchen  cockroaches are adapted to living with humans  only 20 cockroach species are pests  peripheral vision  antennae detect food and water o keep antennae clean  tail hairs are sensitive to movement  cockroach Defense Against Pest Control “Bait” o smell bait at a distance o touch bait with antennae o touch bait with hairs on mouthparts o chew and taste bait o cockroaches spread diseases (bacteria) mechanically!  And they can cause allergies  Termites evolved from cockroaches: o Cockroach fossils are around 300 million years old  Some eat wood  Like termites, these cockroaches have protozoans to digest cellulose  Protozoans are passed on to baby cockroaches via feces o Female cockroach “cares for young” by carrying ootheca  Cockroach reproduction o Male strokes female antennae to identify her o Male offers a food gift to her o They mate end to end o Females mate once and store sperm o She can have 7 broods o Ootheca has 40 eggs o Nymphs burst ootheca by gulping air  Order: Orthroptera o Orthos=straight o Ptera=wings o Common name: grasshoppers, crickets, locusts o 20,000 species  Grasshoppers/Crickets o Incomplete metamorphosis o Chewing mouthparts o Front wings are narrow o Back wings are fan-like o Strong hind legs o Males produce sound o Sound receptors on leg/abdomen o Oviposit eggs in soil or a plant o Plant eaters o Major agricultural pests  Stridulation: production of sound to attract a mate  Cricket songs: o Each species is different o More chirps/second=higher temperature o Establish territory o Call a female o Warn others of predators  How is sound produced? o Crickets and some grasshoppers:  Rub a wing against a wing o Grasshoppers and locusts:  Rub a leg against a wing o Wings and legs have bumps and ridges= “file & scraper” o Wings can serve as an amplifier  Crickets & Grasshoppers: o “call” to find a mate o mate at night to reduce danger from predators o some predators and parasites are attracted to “call” o it is safer to be a strong “silent” male  Cricket uses: o Court case to lower rent o China: raise crickets for fights o Sell for fish bait o A cricket genus=Gryllus  Locusts: o #1 agricultural insect pest in the world o 2 phases: solitary; gregarious o stimulation of hairs on back legs of solitary locusts causes swarming: solitary locusts-----> gregarious locusts o swarm may cover 500 square miles and have 50 billion insects! o “nymphs” stay in soil several years during a drought o “blew/flew” to the Americas from Africa  Locust swarms in Africa: o Eat: 2,000 tons/day o Travel: 65 miles/day o Oviposit in soil o 1 female-500 nymphs  Locusts have plagued us since biblical times o Exodus Chapter 10:  “I will bring locusts into your country…and they shall fill your houses…”  Order: Hemiptera o Hemi=half o Ptera=wings o Common names: bugs, aphids, scales, cicadas o Species: 68,000  Hemiptera o Incomplete metamorphosis o Piercing & sucking mouthparts o Pest of crops o Transmit disease  “True” bugs o mouthparts (“break”) swing forward o many species are predators o base of forewing is hardened o back of forewing is membranous o many have stink glands  Assassin Bug o Piercing/sucking mouthparts  Hemiptera o Bed bugs feed at night  Inject an anesthetic  Suck human blood  Vector : a means of biological transfer  Human diseases o Know:  Common name of disease  Scientific name of disease agent  Disease agent=what type of organism (protozoan, bacterium, or virus)  Arthropod vector  Chaga’s disease o Vector: assassin bug (kissing bug) o Disease: Trypanasoma cruzi (protozoan) o One million people die per year o Primarily in South America o Attacks the heart o Hard to diagnose; no cure o Reservoir hosts=opossums and armadillos  Spread of Chaga’s disease: o Kissing bug feeds on victim at night  Defecates on victim’s face o Victim rubs feces and Trypanasoma into wound  Xenodiagnosis of Chaga’s Disease: o Laboratory kissing bug feeds on victim o Kissing bug tested for Trypanasoma in feces (10 days later) o Do you make the kissing bug a carrier of the disease?  Xenodiagnosis : use of a live vector to diagnose a disease  Aphids o Mouthparts (“break”) swing down o Plant feeders o Membranous wings o Major agricultural pests  Aphids: o Have many predators o Give birth to nymphs o Plant defense=sticky hairs o Are usually wingless o Overpopulation results in winged aphids  Ants tend to aphids as if farming  Honeydew: a sweet, sticky substance excreted by aphids  Honeydew production by aphids: o Allows water excretion! o Attracts ants o Can cause fungal growth o Honeydew=manna  Aphids: o Piercing/sucking mouthparts o Tended by ants for honeydew  Hemiptera diversity: o Bugs o Aphids o Scales o Cicadas o spittlebugs  Order: Coleoptera o Coleo=sheath o Ptera=wings o Common name: beetles, weevils o Species=300,000  Coleoptera o Complete metamorphosis o Chewing mouthparts o Forewings hardened o Hind wings membranous o Thickened exoskeleton o Pests of crops and trees o Largest insect order!  Metamorphosis : change in the structure and habits of an animal  Complete metamorphosis o Egg o Larva o Pupa o Adult  Complete metamorphosis: o 4 stages are often very different in:  appearance  habitat  host  predators & parasitoids  ladybugs: o hop plants in UK were burned to kill aphids o lift up front wings and fly with hind wings o are beneficial; eat aphids o adult ladybugs overwinter in massive clusters o are collected and sold for biological control  Fireflies: o Each species has a unique flash pattern o Male flashes to attract female o Female flashes in response o Male and female have different flash patterns o Some females mimic flash patterns of females of other species and prey on males  Firefly larvae are aposematic o They glow to deter predators  Fireflies flash in unison only in India & Tennessee  Fireflies o Produce light with Luciferin, a pigment which yields light when combined with oxygen o 98% of energy is released as light  DUNG is a valuable food source  Elephant dung beetles: o Many insects are attracted to dung o Have specialized mouthparts o Roll dung into balls o Civet cats feed on dung beetle  Produce civetone in anal gland  Is used in perfumes  Australia o Cows were imported o Insects couldn’t cope with dung o Grassland was lost o Solution: import dung beetles  Ancient Egypt: o The scarab=a stone beetle  Was the symbol of the soul  Was also called the sun god Ra o Beetle metamorphosis may have inspired pyramid construction  Spanish fly=blister beetle o Produces a toxin: cantharidin  Hippocrates used as medicine  Marquis De Sade used as aphrodisiac  Causes burning sensation in groin  Destroys mucous linings in the body!  Acorn Weevil o Female has a long snout (mouthparts)  Drills hole in acorn with snout  Then, oviposits in this hole  Lays one egg per acorn  Whirligig beetle o Is a scavenger o Has divided eyes so it can see above and below water o Spins in circles to create waves that bounce back when they hit food item o Carries air bubble to breathe underwater  Order: Lepidoptera o Lepido=scale o Ptera=wings o Common name: butterflies & moths o Species=200,000  Lepidoptera o Complete metamorphosis o Siphoning mouthparts o Wings have scales o Scales=modified hairs o Larvae feed on plants o Larvae spin silk o Greatest color variation o Major agricultural pest  Butterfly o Greek=psyche o French=papillon  Entomology: study of insects  Etymology: study of words  Morpho butterfly o Morpho=beautiful or well-made o Upper wings are iridescent blue o Lower wings are plain brown  Lepidoptera larvae o Are leaf eating machines o Must molt 4-5 times o Have soft cuticle o Need defense:  Camouflage  Warning coloration  Toxic spines  Lepidoptera adults o Feed to get flight fuel o Mate abdomen to abdomen o Female lays eggs in host plant  Butterflies=20,000 species  Moths=180,000 species  Dan Janzen: o Identify all the moths of Costa Rica  Rear larvae to adults then identify  Use light screen at night to collect adults o Moth scales can cause allergies  How big should a biodiversity park be?  Florida Queen butterfly o Looks similar to viceroy o Finds mate with sex pheromone o Male and female do courtship dance o Male uses “hair pencils” to dust female with pheromone  Monarchs: o Larvae feed on milkweed o Sequester toxic alkaloids (cardenolides) o Predators leave larvae and adults alone o Fall: 4 generation adults  Migrate 2,500 miles to Mexico o Winter: dormant in Mexican forests o Spring: mate and return to U.S.  Mexican holiday o Return of the monarch butterflies o Represents the return of the souls of people who died during the year  Insect plant interactions o Coevolutionary arms race  Plant produces toxin  Insect adapts to toxin  Plant makes more powerful toxin  Plant defense against herbivores o Silicon oxide in leaves  Like eating glass o Proteinase inhibitors  Animal can’t digest food o Secondary plant products  Toxic compounds  Plant surface has hairs=trichomes o May produce toxins o May be sticky o May be spines or hooks  When plant is wounded it wants to: o Limit water loss o Prevent fungal/bacterial infection o Deter herbivory  When a plant is wounded it may: o Wound-heal to give a “scab” o Produce toxic chemicals o Exude sap or gum o Form a gall (with insect inside)  Jurassic Park o Fossilized plant resin=amber-gem o DNA found in fossil insects o Sequence fossil DNA o Determine relatedness of insect species o Recover dinosaur blood (DNA) from fossil mosquito  Carnivorous plants: o Habitat low in nutrients o Digest protein of prey o Have modified structure to catch insects  Carnivorous plants o Sundews o Venus fly trap o Bladderworts o Pitcher Plants  Sundews o Bright colors attract insects o Leaf tentacles have sticky glue o Electrical signal causes leaf to curl o Leaf uses enzymes to digest prey  Venus fly trap o Has trigger hairs inside leaf  Touching hairs causes electrical signals o 2 signals cause rapid growth of outer leaf o leaf closes on insect; Venus fly trap digests it o only found in wetlands of North Carolina and South Carolina  Bladderworts o Are aquatic o Have a bladder with a trap door o When prth item hits trigger hair, it is sucked into bladder in 1/1000 of a second!  Pitcher plants o Flower-like: nectar and color attract insects o Inside: downward pointing hairs and loose wax o Insects fall into “pool” and are digested  Order: Diptera o Di=two o Ptera=wings o Common name: Flies & mosquitoes o Species: 90,000  Diptera o Complete metamorphosis o Mouthparts: piercing/sucking or sponging o 1 pair of membranous wings o no hind wings o halteres=stabilizers (replace hind wings) o primitive larvae=maggots o many larvae are aquatic o most harmful order: many members cause disease  Flies o Flies are best insect fliers o Hoverflies: 175 wing beats/second o Halteres give stability  House Fly: o Regurgitates on food  Enzymes soften food  Then, uses sponging mouthparts o Transmits disease mechanically:  Picks up disease somewhere and carries disease to another location o Can “see” movement very well o Uses leg hairs to taste o Has SPONGING MOUTHPARTS o Oily hairs on feet: walk on ceiling  Fly farms o Maggots are used to eliminate animal farm waste  Medical treatment o People with poor circulation o Leg (or arm) wounds heal slowly  Add fly maggots to wound  Maggots eat dead flesh  Prevents amputation  African Sleeping Sickness o Vector: tsetse fly o Disease: protozoans  Genus: trypanosoma o Drug treatment is effective o 165,000 deaths per year  Sleeping sickness kills people and cows o Wild animals=reservoir host o Africans can’t raise cattle o People of Africa need more protein o Tsetse fly=”Guardian of Africa”  Because native habitat has been saved  Tsetse Fly Female: o Does not lay eggs o Has 1 egg that hatches inside female fly o Larva develops inside female fly o Mature larva is born  Burrows into soil and pupates  Adult emerges from soil o Produces only 8 larvae!  Mosquito life cycle o Eggs laid in or near water o Aquatic larvae o Aquatic pupae o Adults live 1-3 weeks o Female mates in male swarm o Male feeds on flowers o Female needs “blood meal”  Mosquito larvae have a siphon tube for breathing  Mosquitos have piercing/sucking mouthparts!  Mosquitos: o Female attracted to host carbon dioxide o Sound of female wings attracts male  Mosquitos-piercing/sucking mouthparts have: o Protective sheath o Tube to suck blood o Knife-like mouthparts o Saliva injector (stops blood clotting)  1/6 of humans have an insect-vectored disease o malaria has killed more people than any other disease o 1897: Ronald Ross showed that mosquitos vector malaria o 1900: Walter Reed showed that mosquitos vector yellow fever  Yellow Fever o Vector: mosquito  Genus: Aedes o Disease: virus o Reservoir host: monkeys o Worst in South America & Africa o No effective treatment  Dengue Fever o Vector: mosquito  Genus: Aedes o Disease: virus o No effective treatment o South America, Africa, & Caribbean  Zika Fever o Vector: mosquito  Genus: Aedes o Disease: virus o No effective treatment o South America, Africa, & Caribbean o Special concern: pregnant women o Zika may cause microcephaly  Malaria o Vector: mosquito  Genus: Anopheles o Disease: protozoan  Genus: plasmodium o Drug treatment is effective o South America, Africa, & Asia  Malaria life cycle o Mosquito feeds on infected host o Plasmodium mates in mosquito’s stomach  Moves to salivary glands o Mosquito feeds on new host o Plasmodium moves to host liver  Attacks red blood cells  Red blood cells rupture o Cycle repeats in host: 24, 48, 96 hours  Mated female mosquito: o Eggs do not develop without a blood meal o Head produces hormones needed for egg production  Natural Selection in Africa: o A mutation changed structure of hemoglobin o This change provided resistance to malaria o People with 1 copy of the gene survive malaria o People with 2 copies of the gene have Sickle Cell Anemia  Order: Siphonaptera o Siphon=tube o Aptera=wingless o Common name: fleas o Species=1,800  Siphonaptera o Complete metamorphosis o Piercing/sucking mouthparts o No wings o Adults of both sexes are blood-sucking parasites o Good jumpers and runners o Narrow body o Many are disease vectors  Fleas: o Female needs blood for eggs o Female eats 15 times her weight/day o Female lays 2000 eggs o Eggs hatch in 1-10 days o Larvae feed on adult feces o Larva spins a sticky cocoon o Cocoon is well camouflaged o Life cycle is 12-174 days o Environment (temperature and humidity) is very important  Fleas are attracted to: o Heat o Carbon dioxide o Light o Movement  Fleas: o Can jump 200 times their length o Resilin: a protein in the back legs of fleas that works like a rubber band  Miriam Rothschild is a world flea expert o She showed that female flea reacts to sex hormones of a pregnant female host o Female flea adjusts her reproductive cycle to match that of her host  Lays her eggs on babies of host  Bubonic Plague o Vector: fleas o Disease: bacteria  Yersinia pestis o Antibiotic treatment is effective o Found in Russia, Middle East, and Western U.S. o Major outbreak in India  Bubonic Plague: o Reservoir=rodents o Bacteria enter flea with blood meal o Bacteria multiply in flea gut o Bacteria break entry to gut o Flea seeks new host o Flea feeds on new host o Regurgitates blood with bacteria o Host is infected  Elephantiasis o Vector: mosquitoes o Disease organism: roundworms o Causes swollen appendages o 300 million people in Southeast Asia have Elephantiasis  River Blindness o Vector: black flies o Disease: roundworms o West Africa o 20 million people infected  Possible use of insects in war o Modify plague bacteria o Destroy crops o War on drugs Flashcards: nto-2010-exam-2-flash-cards/


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